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Dhaka Monday,  Dec 11, 2017

Coal Sector

coal mine fire A fire at a coalmine in China’s north-eastern province of Heilongjiang killed more than 20 people, state media reported on Saturday. The fire broke out late on Friday evening at a mine in Jixi city operated by the state-owned Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group, said Xinhua. Rescue workers found the bodies of 21 miners and were searching for one more. Sixteen others had managed to escape when the fire broke... »
Miners work at Magadh coal mine in Chatra district Deep in the thickly forested hills in its east, India last month started production at what it hopes will in five years be Asia’s biggest coal mine. At the open-cast mine, which involves the clearing of more than 18,000 hectares (44,500 acres) of land, noisy excavators are busy digging for coal that will feed a huge power plant being built nearby to fuel India’s energy-hungry economy. India is opening a... »
coal The coal industry is losing the public relations battle against environmental activists, mining giant BHP Billiton has warned as it urged the sector to unite to fight back. BHP coal president Mike Henry said mitigating greenhouse gas emissions was essential, but it was also crucial that access to reliable and affordable energy was available to support development. “It would be fair to say that as we stand here today, in... »
coal-337x205 Experts and scientists of MONASH University and RMIT of Melbourne have suggested  Bangladeshi policy makers should appoint an independent consultant to examine  coal issues for ensuring safe transformation from gas-fired power generation to coal-fired power. “As Bangladesh is planning to generate huge power from coal and set to run the pipeline with imported coal, it should engage an independent consultant to exercise the whole issues, as choice of coal, plant... »

Underground Coal Gasification contamination

Queensland Government widens legal action against Linc Energy

power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action The Queensland Government has widened its legal action against resources company Linc Energy over the alleged contamination of the environment by its underground gas plant on the Darling Downs in the state’s south-east. The Government has today filed a fifth charge of wilfully and unlawfully causing serious environmental harm against the company. An investigation — the largest and most protracted in the history of the Queensland Environment Department — has... »
abGCM GCM Resources plc (LON:GCM), a resource exploration and development company, announces it has satarday entered in to a convertible loan agreement (the “Loan”) with Revenue Anchor Sdn Bhd (the Lender) a Malaysian-based investor. The Loan is a two year unsecured financing facility of £3 million with no interest payable. The Lender has the right to convert the outstanding balance of the Loan anytime at a subscription price of 11p per... »
GasDepositDiagram The government is going to introduce a new technology styled “Coal Bed Methane” (CBM) to explore gas from coal mine. In this connection Mining Associates Private Ltd (MAPL), an Indian consultancy firm will tie up with Petrobangla, country’s state-owned oil and gas exploration company next month. ,”Initially we will use the technology in Jamalganj Coal Mine and an agreement is likely to be signed next month with Indian MAPL”, Petrobangla... »
coal-337x205 Mining Associates Pvt Ltd, an Indian company, will conduct a feasibility study on extracting coal-bed methane gas at Jamalganj coal field in Sunamganj. The cabinet committee on purchase sunday approved a proposal from the Energy Division, awarding the West Bengal-based firm to conduct the study. The company will get Tk 19.13 crore for carrying out the study. Jamalganj coal field, with an estimated reserve of about 1.053 billion tonnes of... »
Mining Associates Pvt Ltd, an Indian company, will conduct a feasibility study on extracting coal-bed methane gas at Jamalganj coal field in Sunamganj. The cabinet committee on purchase yesterday approved a proposal from the Energy Division, awarding the West Bengal-based firm to conduct the study. The company will get Tk 19.13 crore for carrying out the study. Jamalganj coal field, with an estimated reserve of about 1.053 billion tonnes of... »

Phulbari Coal Mine Project

GCM Resources Is in Advocacy

coal Despite long-time silence from Government end to go ahead- GCM Resources-a London based resource Development Company is still advocating for developing Phulbari Coal Project- a crown jewel of country’s coal resources. As a pioneer investor in country’s untapped coal resources, GCM showed unlimited passions and commitment to develop the coal mine. There is miss conception that, GCM may pull out from the Project, but GCM is in mode to raise... »